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Group Management

The Group Management of the Feintool Group comprises the CEO and the CFO. The Group Management defines the binding Group-wide management instruments and holds responsibility for the development of the corporate culture. It is also responsible for developing and periodically reviewing the corporate strategy and for producing and implementing annual projections.
The CEO's responsibilities include the management of the company's operations, as well as drawing up requisite remits, directives and guidelines within the framework of the organizational structure approved by the Board of Directors.

The extended Group Management supports the CEO in the operational management. The area directors manage their Units to a great extend autonomously, reporting to the CEO directly.
You can find further information on the members of Group Management and Group Management’s working methods in the Corporate Governance section of our current Annual Report.

Knut Zimmer (1963, GER)

Chief Executive Officer

CEO of the Feintool Group, Head of System Parts segment

Graduate in Business Administration, Stuttgart
Industrial Administrator

Professional background

  • 1983–1997 Müller-Weingarten AG
    Head of Controlling
  • 1997–1999 Nord. Maschinenbau GmbH u. Co. KG
    Commercial Executive
  • 1999 EuroPower Energy GmbH / EON
    Commercial Executive
  • 2000–2012 Herzing + Schroth GmbH u. Co. KG
    General Manager
  • 2012–2017 Feintool System Parts Obertshausen GmbH
    Head of Business Unit System Parts Forming Europe
  • Since August 1, 2017
    Head of Business Unit System Parts Europe
  • Since January 1, 2018
    CEO of the Feintool Group, Head of System Parts segment

Other activities and commitments

Samuel Künzli (1984, SUI)

Chief Financial Officer

CFO Feintool Group

Master in Accounting and Finance, University of St. Gallen
Swiss CPA (Certified Public Accountant)

Professional background

  • 2008 – 2012 KPMG Zurich
  • 2012 – 2013 Stadler Rail
    CFO Stadler Minsk (Belarus)
  • 2014 – 2018 Stadler Rail
    CFO Division Central Europe
  • 2019 – 2020 Stadler Rail
    CFO Division Switzerland
  • Since April 2021
    CFO Feintool Group

Other activities and commitments

Extended Group Management

Horst Linzbach

Chief Sales Officer

Knut Zimmer

Head of System Parts

Markus Schaltegger

Head of Segment Fineblanking Technology

Luana Kinner

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dr. Winfried Blümel

Head of System Parts Europe

Karin Labhart

Chief Communications Officer

Christoph Trachsler

Head of System Parts USA

Bernhard Geisen

Chief Information Officer

Dr. Hans-Jörg Domian

Head of Business Development E-Mobility

Marcel Pernici

Head of System Parts Asia